I am in love with this St. Patrick’s Day I’m so LUCKY gold bar. This super cute and frugal DIY (Do It Yourself) project sure to bring whoever you give it to the luck of the Irish. This would make an excellent little gift for a teacher, babysitter, friend or for anyone who you are lucky to have in your life!
Gold wrapped candy bar
1 sheet of green scrapbooking paper
Glue or sticky dots
Heart shaped punch
Carefully unwrap the outer wrapper from your candy bar to use as a guide to measure and cut your green scrapbooking paper.
Wrap the green scrapbooking paper around the candy bar and seal with a glue dot or a line of glue.
Cut a tag from the scrapbooking paper, my paper was white on the reverse. I cut a tag that was 3 x 2.5 inches.
Step 4. Spray your tag with 2 coats of chalkboard spraypaint, make sure your little tag doesn’t blow away! I used a paper ream box lid as a makeshift spraybooth. Let dry thoroughly.
Step 5. Cut 3 hearts from your green paper, this will form the shamrock.
Step 6. (Optional) I used some green flocking from Martha Stewart Crafts that I found at TJ Maxx for $1.50! What a steal! This just added some dimension to the shamrock, but certainly not necessary.
Step 7. Place your 3 hearts with the tips facing each other to create the shamrock and glue in place on the chalkboard tag.
Step 8. With either a marker or another scrap of paper, cut a small stem for the shamrock.
Step 9. Wrap your candy bar with a scrap of ribbon and attach your tag to the candy bar.
Step 10. Fill out the tag to let someone special know just how lucky you are to have them in your life!
I had most of the supplies on hand, so the whole project cost me about $4. The chocolate bar was the most expensive! Be sure to scour your local craft store for leftover Valentine’s supplies (on super clearance too!) that include heart paper punches and stamps that can easily be used to make cute little shamrocks.
This is a guest post from our fabulous reader Leslie. She is our Stockpiling Moms DIY expert and will be sharing an inexpensive DIY project with us each Friday.
Leslie, a frugal fashionista, DIY creator, party planner, working momma with a crazy toddler and an very tolerant husband! I love to create and hope to inspire others to create along with me! Be blogs at Jar of Vintage Buttons.
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